People

Richard North

Associate

Contact Richard
T: +44 (0)20 7333 6390
E: rnorth@geraldeve.com

Richard is an Associate in our Strategic Corporate Real Estate Advisory team based in the City. His primary focus is in the office sector, specialising in managing occupier’s commercial property portfolios to maximise efficiency of use and minimise costs.

Richard has experience in providing leasehold acquisition and disposal advice to occupier clients looking to expand, relocate, or cost mitigate; providing proactive advice ahead of lease events such as rent reviews, break options, and lease expiries to determine the most appropriate strategy; conducting broader strategic analysis of occupational portfolios to enable occupiers to maximise efficiency of use and return on cost; and carrying out due diligence ahead of M&A activity to facilitate smooth integration.

Richard is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Specific experience

Acquisition of a new central London head office for Northern Powergrid at 55 Drury Lane

Freehold disposal of 41 Devonshire Place by way of a sale and leaseback on behalf of owner occupiers, the Royal Philatelic Society London.

Successful re-gear c.7,000 sq. ft of offices in Leatherhead on behalf of Gallagher.

Property and Asset Management advice to the Howard de Walden Estate by way of a 7 month secondment.